We continue with our most Christmas recipes to go with this first course or starter so delicious. And it is that in these dates can not miss the seafood, therefore, we propose to leave the typical cooked prawns with mayonnaise as a canapé to move them to the first course, with this great recipe for baked prawns for Christmas. It is a really simple recipe, because with a few minutes of preparation, we will have a dish of ten; and the oven takes care of the rest.
With this simple recipe we will enjoy the flavor of the prawns to the maximum, because it is not going to be disguised with anything, as in other elaborations. Since we are simply going to accompany them with a majao of garlic, oil and parsley, with which we will paint the prawns.
In this way, we will enhance its flavor even more.
In only 10 minutes you will have this recipe ready. Also, of those 10 minutes, only a couple of them will be used to prepare the majao.
The oven takes care of the rest, making it a quick and easy Christmas starter; it won’t take up any of your time. And the result could not be better.
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As already mentioned, for this recipe we will simply need the prawns, raw, garlic, parsley, oil and coarse salt. In addition, we can make this same preparation with other similar seafood. For example, we can also use it to make shrimps or prawns.
Baked prawns, Christmas recipe
- 1 Kg Raw Prawns
- 8 Cloves Garlic
- 1 bunch Parsley
- Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- Coarse salt
- We will begin by washing the prawns very well. We are going to remove the whiskers to prevent them from being uncomfortable when serving them.Place the prawns in a baking dish, avoiding that they are mounted one on top of the other.
- In the meantime, preheat the oven to 180ºC.
- We continue with the garlic and parsley majao. We put both ingredients in a mortar. We can chop them previously to make the task easier. We crush well, until we can hardly see too big pieces of garlic, and we add a good splash of oil. Mix well with the garlic and parsley.
- Sprinkle the prawns with this mixture (you can reserve a little to sprinkle the prawns again once baked), salt to taste, and bake for approximately 8 minutes. When the prawns take color, they are ready.And now we have ready some great baked prawns, perfect for Christmas.
As you can see, this recipe is very simple. Moreover, as we said, you can use it with many other types of seafood. It is very easy and, with very few ingredients, you will get a ten starter.
How to serve them?
These prawns do not need great accompaniments. On the contrary, by themselves, without any kind of garnish, they are a great dish. But if you want to decorate the dish where we are going to serve them, prepare a little more oil, garlic and parsley sauce, and sprinkle them with it once they are baked; or serve them in a small bowl with the prawns.
You can also accompany them with a simple garnish of lettuce leaves. But don’t add too many ingredients or we will hide the magic of the simplicity of this dish.
With lemon, if you like it, they look great. Remember that a citric touch goes great with almost any seafood. And with these Christmas baked prawns, it is no different.
Finally, if you like sauces, although the majao adds a great flavor, we can also serve our prawns with pink sauce, or homemade mayonnaise.
And here we end this great recipe. If you liked it, remember to leave us your comments, ideas, opinions… We love to read you! And don’t forget to follow us on social networks. You can find us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.